Volkswagen has had lots of its mass-production vehicles to be available in U,s and around the world. So ID.4 EV is not the first to be sold beyond Germany.
Volkswagen is hoping to produce an amount of 1.5 million electric vehicles per year by 2025, and Volkswagen is expecting the ID.4 to have one-third of the 1.5 million electric vehicles to be produced, that’s 500,000 ID.4 per year globally by then, ID.4 will be produced in Germany, in China, and in the U.S.
“The ID.4 will thus become the driving force behind our reorientation a hundred thousand times over,” said Ralf Brandstätter, the CEO of the Volkswagen brand. As the executive put it, the ID.4 marks “the e-offensive and the SUV-offensive of the Volkswagen brand—both combined in one vehicle.”
Duncan Movassaghi, Volkswagen of America sales and marketing chief told Green Car Reports last month—that the ID.4 won’t be a rival for the Tesla Model Y so much as for mainstream internal-combustion models like the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.
The ID.3 and ID.4 are just the beginning and by the middle of the decade, the future of fully electric model is sure to pick up, and Volkswagen said that it expects the entire Volkswagen Group to build about 20 million MEB-based electric vehicles by 2029.
U.S. production of the ID.4 and another different model will be ready to start in Chattanooga in 2022.
It took Nissan nearly 10 years to build 500,000 Leaf electric cars. Tesla hit 500,000 Model 3 sedans in less than three years. At the rate at which EV adoption is expected to accelerate, making 500,000 a year by the ID.4’s fourth full year of production sounds entirely doable—if, that is, the ID.4 is received well.
Check back for a lot more on this important electric model, due to be fully revealed on September 23. Read More